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These Information Sheets and Glossary were originally prepared by Addenbrookes Hospital, who have kindly given us the permission to use them on this website. Please note that neither Addenbrookes Hospital nor DUO makes no representation, nor gives any warranty, about the accuracy or effectiveness of any facts contained on the Information Sheets or in the Glossary. Users must make their own assessment of the potential effectiveness of any such information. Particularly, you will be given up-to-date information should you receive hospital treatment.

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B

Biopsy of the Testis

Bladder neck suspension

Bladder tumour resection

Botulinum toxin injections into the bladder

Brachytherapy planning for prostate cancer

Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer

C

Circumcision

Cryoablation of renal tumour

Cystometrogram (urodynamics or pressure tests on the bladder)

Cystoscopy/dilatation

Cystoscopy & evacuation of blood clots from the bladder

Cystoscopy & hydrodistension of the bladder

Cystoscopy & injections of bulking material at the bladder opening(synthetic or natural)

Cystoscopy & insertion/removal of prostatic stent

Cystoscopy & litholapaxy (bladder stone crushing/removal)

Cystoscopy & retrograde studies

Cystoscopy & stent procedure

D

Diagnostic laparoscopy

Distal urethroplasty

Dorsal slit of the foreskin

Drainage of an abscess or haematoma

Drainage of the penis for priapism

E

Electroejaculation

Enlargement of the bladder using a segment of bowel

Exploration of the scrotum for suspected torsion of the testis

Extracorporeal shockwave disintegration of stones

F

Fixation of a retractile testis

Flexible cystoscopy

Formation of ileal conduit

H

Holmium laser bladder neck incision

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)

I

Insertion of an artificial testicle

Inspection/examination of the ureter & biopsy

Intravesical chemotherapy

Intravesical immunotherapy

Intravesical instillation of DMSO

L

Laparoscopic de-roofing of simple renal cyst

Laparoscopic partial removal of the kidney

Laparoscopic simple removal of the kidney

Laparoscopic radical removal of the kidney

Laparoscopic radical removal of the kidney and ureter

Laparoscopic reconstruction of the pelvis of the kidney

Laparoscopic removal of the adrenal gland

Laparoscopic varicocele ligation

Laparotomy to remove a large retroperitoneal mass

Lengthening of the Penile frenulum

M

Meatal/urethral dilatation

Meatotomy/meatoplasty

Mitrofanoff procedure (catheterisable urinary stoma)

O

Open clipping/tying of varicocele

Open de-roofing of simple renal cyst (Rovsing's operation)

Open reconstruction of the kidney pelvis

Open removal of the prostate for benign disease

Open removal of stone(s) from the kidney

Open removal of stone from the pelvis of the kidney

Open removal of stone from the ureter

Open renal biopsy

Optical urethrotomy

Orchidopexy (bringing down of an undescended testis)

P

Partial removal of the kidney

Penile injections for impotence

Penile Straightening

Percutaneous biopsy of the kidney, another organ or an abnormal mass

Percutaneous insertion of a nephrostomy tube

Percutaneous removal of kidney stone(s)

Proximal urethroplasty

R

Radical perineal removal of the prostate

Radical removal of the adrenal gland

Radical removal of the bladder and fashioning of an ileal conduit (female)

Radical removal of the bladder and fashioning of an ileal conduit (male)

Radical removal of the bladder and formation of a bladder substitute with bowel (female)

Radical removal of the bladder and formation of a bladder substitute with bowel (male)

Radical removal of the kidney

Radical removal of the kidney and ureter

Radical removal of the testis (& silicone implant)

Reconstruction of the ureter (re-fashioning of drainage of urine to the bladder after scarring or damage to the ureter)

Removal of cyst from sperm-carrying mechanism (epididymis)

Removal of part or all of the epididymis

Removal or biopsy of skin lesion

Repair of a urinary vaginal fistula

Repair of hydrocele

Retroperitoneal excision of abdominal lymph nodes

Radical retropubic removal of the prostate gland for prostate cancer

Rigid cystoscopy

Robotic-assisted (Da Vinci) laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

S

Sacral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation)

Simple removal of the kidney

Simple removal of the testis & silicone implant

Sling procedure for urinary stress incontinence (synthetic or natural)

Sperm retrieval from vas deferens or epididymis

Suprapubic catheter insertion

Surgery for a congenital hydrocele/hernia

Surgical removal of lesion from urethra

Surgical repair of injury to the penis

T

Transrectal prostatic ultrasound and biopsy

Transrectal prostatic ultrasound and transperineal biopsy

Transurethral incision of the prostate (for benign disease)

Transurethral resection of the prostate (for benign disease)

Transurethral resection of the prostate (for cancer)

U

Ureterolysis for retroperitoneal fibrosis

Ureteroscopic stone removal

Urethrectomy (removal of the male urethra or water pipe)

Urethroscopy & biopsy/removal of an urethral lesion

V

Vasectomy

Vasectomy Reversal

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